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today, that's the final debate before the election. so mitt romney to the, he gave this 20-minute speech on foreign policy. not exactly one of romney's stronger suits thus far. take a look at yet another poll here. the question being better on foreign policy shows him trailing the president by seven points on that one specifically. wolf blitzer, let's talk to you about all of this. joining me live from washington here. and we'll listen in a moment to that speech from mitt romney at vmi. let me ask you this, why a foreign policy speech this late in the election campaign? do you think he sees some sort of opening here? >> yes, i think that the killing of the american ambassador and three other americans in benghazi, libya, the consulate there, and the confusion surrounding the administration's explanation for what happened, the condemnation by some has given him a clear opening. take a look at what is happening throughout north africa and the middle east. he said that today. there is a lot of anti-american attitudes out there. he senses there is a moment now for him to take advantage and a
. later today, mitt romney will make what is being billed as a major foreign-policy speech at the virginia military institute in lexington, virginia. campaign advisers are positing a speech stark contrasts the president's view. what do you want the governor to talk about in his speech today? what kind of issues do you think need more attention from the candidates on the campaign trail? if you are a republican, give us a call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also catch up with us on a all your social media platforms. twitter, facebook, and e-mail span.org.al@c- good morning to you on this october 8. we want to start with that foreign policy speech that mitt romney is getting ready to make today. here are the headlines from "the washington times." read to you a little bit from the story, "mitt romney on monday will accuse the obama administration of fundamentally misunderstanding the threat of radical islam." host: that address is coming up at 11:20 today. we want to know what you think these can
? is that where you are, carl? report report head fort shenandoah international airport. mr. romney's speech today started in its formulation about three weeks ago after the u.s. consulate in benghazi was attacked when republicans across the country began to think the president's foreign policy was seriously in jeopardy by his inis tints wasn't a planned attack but prompted by a movie. this was an across the board assault on president obama's foreign policy. saying the strategy of hope is not a strategy and americans can no longer afford to put american security at risk under mr. obama. >> with iran closer than stroar nuclear weapons capability. with the conflict in stir yeah threatening to destabilize the region and with violent extremists on the march and with the ambassador and three others dead likely at the end of islamic extremists. it the upo -- the conflict in te region is higher than it was when president obama took office. >> reporter: obama's campaign put out a video mocking romney. they argue romney has shown with his rhetoric without absence of a record that he's not prepared to be co
's not very presidential. >> paul: what would you like to hear from romney in the speech. >> i'd like to hear, there's a vacuum created in the middle east, american power is in-- this is what happens when america is not leading in the world. the turks want america to be engaged and want american support they don't get it the the same in. >> paul: bret. >> i want to say that threats come first in the foreign policy and we're not going to favor the egyptians at the expense of the iranians or the chinese for anybody else. and we'll see what he says, shade of red, and linda mcmahon running neck and neck with her democratic opponent in connecticut of all places, we'll bring you the latest on this possible republican pickup. >> turning now to the battle for control of the united states senate and this week, we go to connecticut an unlikely place for republican pickup, but that's where a new poll find former professional wrestling executive linda mcmahon tied with chris murphy with the seat held by retiring senator joe lieberman. connecticut hasn't elected a republican to the senate in three decade
to hear from romney in the speech. >> i'd like to hear, there's a vacuum created in the middle east, american power is in-- this is what happens when america is not leading in the world. the turks want america to be engaged and want american support they don't get it the the same in. >> paul: bret. >> i want to say that threats come first in the foreign policy and we're not going to favor the egyptians at the expense of the iranians or the chinese for anybody else. and we'll see what he says, shade of red, and linda mcmahon running neck and neck with her democratic opponent it's strange, i'm getting gray, but kate -- still looks like...kate. nice'n easy with colorblend technology gives expert highlights and lowlights. for color that's true to you. i don't know how she does it. with nice'n easy, all they see is you. with nice'n easy, [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and that their homeowners insurance protects them. [ thunder crashes ] it doesn't. stop pretending. only flood insurance covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend
want to show to you. this is basically where mitt romney is going to be going with this speech later on this morning. he is going to say, quote, we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in t middle east when our words are not backed by deeds, when our defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership, but of passivity. it is time to change course in the middle east. one final thing, carol, on a campaign conference call yesterday romney's foreign policy team talked about some presidents of past they might be shaping their foreign policy principles after. they talked about the presidencies of jfk, truman and even bill clinton. after that first debate when a lot of pundits on the right and the left were sensing that mitt romney might be moving to the middle on domestic policy issues, there might be some of that on foreign policy when we hear this speech later on this morning. >> jim acosta, we'll check back with you. >>> okay. let's take another peek at the obama campaig
the libya thing and people aren't interesting. if romney had given a speech, had made the argument that this is part of -- simply a symptom of a larger development of a whole foreign policy in collapse, of the fact that the al qaeda which he was spiking the football for a week. al qaeda is back. we have got a new slogan for biden. which is bin laden dead. al qaeda alive. that was the meaning of all of this you could have attached the libya story. not as a conspiracy or coverup story. you would say the larger argument, the reason they had to cover it up. the reason they had to pretend it was all about a demonstration and video is because they can't admit is completely exploded. so if you create the larger context all the little events otherwise go uns inned especially by the media. you put them in context. would get a headline with al qaeda is back and we're going to be the target number one. >> i have a third point but that's going to have to be next week. >> bill: all right, charles. >> i'm not governor perry. >> bill: factor tip of the day what i'm doing early tomorrow morning an
. politics and the presidential race. mitt romney is set to deliver a major speech today while president obama raises campaign cash in california. nbc's peter alexander is in lexington, virginia traveling with the romney camp. peter, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. mitt romney here at virginia military institute is hoping to draw a sharp contrast with the president on foreign policy issues, specifically saying to him that hope is not a strategy. meanwhile, the president traveling across california in front of some of his staunch et supporters last night at a fund-raiser implored them saying that everything is on the line. >> hello, l.a.! >> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities including stevie wonder. ♪ >> reporter: president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night and even made a self-deprecating aleutian to his own performance in last week's debate. >> everybody here is incredible professionals and such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, and we're
of the stops. >> a few hours from now mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech. doug is live with more. >> good morning guys. good to see you all. it is the home stretch all signs of this race is really tightening up. the swing state advantage the president had early last week has now evaporated largely after romney's strong de late last week. his weekend crowds were among the largest of the campaign rallies today. >> i am not convinced you will have a chance to hear his answers or nonanswers. now of course days later we are hearing his excuses and next january we will be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >>> as you said romney will have the swing state in lexington. in anticipation of that address the obama campaign releasing an ad that attacks his recent trip to europe and israel. >> reckless, amateurish that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's tour of england israel and poland. >>> last night at a celebrity rich fundraiser in los angeles he trumpeted what he believers are his own foreign policy successes. oo will oo four years
that mitt romney has. it's very important. the last couple weeks there's been a little bit of a movement for the president. but listen, speeches don't create jobs. rhetoric doesn't create jobs. good ideas do. and the president, despite his efforts, has failed to help the american people get back to work and i think mitt romney has better ideas. that's what this debate will be about. >> business crill crystal and o republicans have questioned whether mitt romney has been specific about his ideas. here's paul ryan on fox news sunday. >> lowering tax rates by broadening the tax base works. and you can -- >> but i have to -- you haven't given me the math. >> i don't have the time -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. let me say it this way, you can lower tax rates by 20% across the board, by closing loopholes and still have preferences for the middle class for things like charitable deductions for home purchases, for health care. >> where is the math? and is mitt romney going to be under pressure in this debate to produce the specifics as to how it will all add up? >> w
, it is crazy. they were supposed to move to a democracy, morsi has rejected free speech. it will be another islamic despot. >>neil: romney's initial response was a cairo situation before news of libya, where they were reacting presumably to the stupid film on mohammed, when, in fact, he was calling into question our embassy's initial apology which was retracted because they claim an apology was never made but we are going back to cairo so say maybe more money is the answer. that is weird. >>guest: it is very weird. there is no question that more money is not going to do anything but pay for the guys to riot at our embassy again. this is no reason to be sending that money over there right now when the government is clearly not interested in democracy and freedom as what we connect the two. when we go back to libya and the situation this, it is very clear, it has been clear from the beginning, that was a well planned terrorist attack, i talked to self experts who tell me just the gory technical details and there is no question the terrorists planned that for days and days before the attack ac
, governor romney with a big foreign policy speech. we will be all over that one. >> shannon: we know you will. thanks checking in from the campaign trail. the november election is also a critical election for coming, which party will stay in control or take control. democrats say they are confident they will pick up seats in the house. there are key races to watch across the country, ohio, california and massachusetts. with us is the chairman of the national republican congressional committee congressman, thank you for your time today? >> shannon, delighted to be with you. >> reporter: you know your committeeic counterparts say they are confident that they will pick up seats and maybe retake control. how are you planning to stop them? >> we are planning on stopping them by telling the truth. mitt romney did that the beginning of this week, the tax cliff that comes off the spending, the taxes and the more government bureaucracy is exactly what the democrats are selling. this has caused a hiewmg impact on employment, we have a lack of jobs and the future that lies ahead is very bleak, econ
behind the debate lectern. last night when mr. obama stepped into his stump speech attacking mitt romney on how he's going to raise taxes on the middle class, you know, so millionaires and billionaires can get a $5 trillion tax cut, mr. romney said, hold the phone, mr. president. watch this. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. >> virtually everything you just said about any tax plan is inaccurate. >> steve: that's what a lot of people on the right have been saying for a while. when the president says something, that is a lie, call him on it and mitt romney did last night. >> that's right. but he was -- the beginning especially, obama kept going through the same tired talking points, over and over again, even after romney said, that isn't my tax plan. let me tell you again what i'm going to do. by the way, explaining it beautifully, believably, accurately, but also not in too com
. >> tonight is the big night of the first of three debate. >> president obama and mitt romney set to square off did in denver. >> dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out. >>> all that -- >> even i
's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. governor romney out with an op-ed in "the wall street journal" laying out what he calls his vision for the middle east. reports indicate the republican nominee will give a major speech on for return policy after the first presidential debate on wednesday night. aaron miller is former advisor to six secretary is of state and he joins us now. you advised secretaries of state who are republican, who are democrat and you've noted we've been in times and periods of tension and disconnect when it comes to the middle east before. what makes now different? >> jenna, it is a very good point and the republican, democratic thing is a good point of departure. i voted for republicans and democrats. i worked for democrats and republicans. the fact is the dividing line on these issues should not be liberal conservative, left and right, republican and democrat, it should be dumb and smart. america ought to be on the smart side. jenna: what is the smart side? >> depends own the issue. the attack on obama's foreign policy is accurate. in other resp
're seeing right now. mitt romney will have a major foreign policy speech later this week. a lot of this will come out in the presidential debates. first one domestic. final preparations are underway. the first one on wednesday. k. tv r. reporter chris jose is live in denver with a preview. good morning to you, chris. >> good morning, guys. when president obama and mitt romney go head to head inside the arena two days from now, it could be the moment that defines this election. this event is so big, it will shut down six miles of i-25 for six hours right in the middle of rush hour, likely causing denver's version of karma gedden. look here. you can see preparations are ongoing inside. basically this arena, which has 7,000 seats, will be transformed into a giant television set with some 200 people in the crowd. that being said, this debate is not open to the public. it's invitation only. only a handful of tickets were given to the university and each campaign. in a few hours, students will have a chance at tickets through lottery. of course, with 11,000 students, chances are slim.
going into this debate on domestic policy, romney with an op-ed on foreign policy, already information he's going to give this big speech when so many times you and i have had strategists as a part of this panel and they say he wants to talk about the economy, not by any stretch of the imagination say what's happening in afghanistan or libya should be diminished but the domestic policy issue, getting people to work, that is supposed to be governor romney's a game. >> but it hasn't played so well particularly in the afternoon math of the 47% comment. i think they sense weakness given what transpired in libya. i heard earlier today, paul ryan talk about how we're pulling out of afghanistan at a time when troops are getting killed. if what he's saying is we should be saying and beefing up our support there, i think that's the wrong conclusions. most americans say let's get the hell out even sooner than we forecast. >> i'm going to ask only steve this question, "the washington post" debate question, who will win the debate, obama or romney? you only give one choice. >> i think if romney is
's annual apartheid weekend couraged hate speech. the university says the protests are free speech. >> 7:15, a new poll shows republican presidential candidate mitt romney was the big winner in the debate last night. jacqueline live in the bureau doing fact checking about some of the statements made in that debate. >> reporter: dave, mitt romney stood out last night for being aggressive, constantly calling out president obama, keeping him on the defensive side. mitt romney also didn't back down when the two butted hads over tax plans. the president says romney's plans will raise taxes or increase the deficit. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a 5 trillion dollar tax cut on top of the extension of bush tax cuts another trillion dollars and 2 trillion in military spending they have not asked for. >> first of all i don't have a 5 trillion dollar tax cut or a tax cut of the scale you are talking about. >> romney says he will offset cuts by closing loopholes and reducing reductions but vague on which ones. they will face off again later in new york and florida. both candida
break through moment in describing the president's philosophy and even this next day governor romney started using that on his speech. >> interesting. nick, let's play it for viewers in case they missed it. >> the president has a view s.e. very similar to the view he had four years ago that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> you like that because it's a catchy phrase? >> no. it's more than just a catchy phrase though. that's more than a scripted line. in a nutshell it synopsized how governor romney feels about the president's philosophy on government. the fact that he used it the next day in his stump speech and probably use it going forward means it has resonance and catching on with the base. >> nic, you are presidential historian, how do you describe his lackluster performance? >> primaries got very good at debating. four years since the president has debated. you could tell he was rusty. the president doesn't like to debate. james carville on another network
the spontaneous moments. am i right or am i wrong? >> yes, of course. i think most people in a speech have a one-liner, so to speak. they wait for the right time to use the one-liner. you never know when it'll come up. >> congressman, a thought here. mitt romney spent two years making the case against president obama's first term. three days of a national convention and acceptance speech to do so. is this a question of simply restating the arguments he's already made for larger audience, or does he have to take this debate in a new place, in a new direction? >> i think the debate is really the game changer for governor romney. he needs to do very well. i think he will do very well. and it's all in how he communicates his message. i think he will do a better job than he has in the last two years of communicating that message. >> what makes you say that? i'm curious about the -- >> we know he's capable of it. he took it to newt gingrich, the best debater. >> let me finish my point. then you're welcome to -- for two years he's been trying to hone this message at a time when i think as a big surpris
he was going to continue to carry. but now this. in a tv interview last night, romney did a complete about-face, saying the statement was completely wrong. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that is completely wrong. and i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. and that's been demonstrated throughout my life. and this whole campaign is about the 100%. when i become president it will be about helping the 100%. >> pretty interesting, though. after he said it he said it was inelegant but it's what he meant and now he's saying it's completely wrong. you can really see an evolution there as the general election gets closer and maybe he tries to move a little bit to the middle. >> i wonder -- now he'll be accused of flip-flopping again. that will be the argument they'll continue to use. the reason he came out and strongly stated that's not what he meant is so that president obama can't use it ag
edge. those polls are 7 points wrong . so when they show in ohio that mitt romney is down by 5. they are saying it is a tied race there and when this thing in virginia where i was here yesterday giving speeches. he is probably about five ahead. >> gretchen: sorry. >> they are waiting for demo grapics. >> gretchen: other pundits say debates don't matter. it might be a one point bounce and that type of thing. how would you respond. >> we have seen obama over many, many years but not seen romney. those of us in the business and republican debates did. but the independents and democrats haven't had a chance to see the guy. all they have heard the vilification of him in negative ads it is not so much obama's performance that structured the debate. it is romney's performance. the question is why was romney so good? >> steve: excellent. congratulations on your new book mr. morris. >> thank you, we'll talk about it next week . globall governorance taking over the globe. >> steve: i hate it when that happens. >> gretchen: see you next week. >> brian: next on the run down. oh, joe, here
. romney, i was in new york last week, and he performed beautifully. unfortunately, nobody really showed up to cover it. he did two speeches, one at the clinton global initiative and one at that education forum. he was amazing. i was like where was that guy during the whole campaign? >> gretchen: interesting. >> if that's the romney that shows up, romney is going to smoke obama. if that's the romney. >> reagan did it just right. >> exactly. >> if romney does that, if he can capture a bit of that reaganesque quality, then you're going to see those polls turn around very quickly. >> bill, i was going to compliment you and you didn't let me. the reason o'reilley is popular is not because you're not tough. you are tough. but you also bring the facts in and you bring in analysis to the people that they can say, gosh. even if i don't agree with him, i respect his point of view. that's what romney needs to do. >> brian: you always end on a positive note. please say something nice to laura. >> we love laura. are you kidding me is it i have to say, we have some of the best debates in television. not
and like the stagnant nature of our economy. >> and he should. the problem is mitt romney saying these things. and it's not just about the 47% that was mentioned in that speech. you have to remember, he also talked about if i was perhaps latino, it would be easier for me, i would be winning this thing already. he said a bunch of other things in that video that this is going to undermine his ability to really attack the president on domestic policies and seen as believable. because we saw mitt romney talking in private about how he really feels. so what he says on stage is going to sound hollow because we saw him behind the scenes. and that's his greatest obstacle about the whole video. it's not about the numbers and trying to break it down, it's the sentiment behind the entire video which was condescending, which came from a place of elitism. >> okay. he just misspoke. >> no, i think, carol, he makes a good point. that's going to be very difficult for romney to readdress that 47%. on the flip side, this will be the first time someone can really go after president obama over the a
that it's a federal responsibility. >> mitt romney now says that he was wrong about that 47% comment as well. listen to this. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that's just completely wrong. >> president obama, surprising a lot of people by not even bringing that up in the debate. but amy, i'm going to go to you first on this one. does this end the conversation about the 47%? >> well, interestingly enough, as so many pundits, so of the debate watchers have noted, president obama didn't bring it up in the debate when he had a chance, talking about the economy, talking about all these folks who are unemployed or underemployed, and it would seem to indicate that president obama was saying that this was not worth pursuing. he certainly had used it on the campaign trail. it's been used in ads. but standing there on the debate stage, he apparently made the choice that it was unworthy of him and unworthy of the audience. wi
something we'll watch how the media covers as well, because as romney points out and as the president also proposed to us in many virginia in a separate speech, there's a lot of different ways to look at these numbers. jon: it's all in how it gets sliced and diced, jenna. the news media are having a field day with all this, and with the first debate between governor romney and president obama, most analysts praising governor romney's performance, giving the president very poor reviews. a column in the washington times gave romney high marks for arriving with a game plan and staying on point. quote, he was confident, respectful and looked to be the man in charge of the evening. a column in the guardian said the president appeared nervous, distracted and unprepared. quote: gone was the charisma, the optimism and the eloquence. defensive, halting and verbose, he looked tired, and that made his presidency look tired. so what about the news coverage? joining us in on our news watch panel now, judith miller or, a pulitzer prize-winning author. kirsten, do you think the media got it wrong in thei
him as a president. >> has he? >> no he has not. >> why not? >> his convention speech he has run a personality campaign and nobody is going to out personality barack obama. >> for romney to just breakthrough what looks like an increasing race in which he has fewer chances to change the dynamics. obama has to just not make it and he wins. this is a tough situation for a challenger particularly on the first debate. the pressure is on domestic policy. and so this is in some ways the most important hour left in the race. >> would you agree with that? this is mitt romney's moment? >> he has to breakthrough. the problem is for him is that if obama does well and romney does well then it is the status quo and the status quo favors obama. >> you don't think it is a little bizarre that we put so much weight into an hour and a half where they are delivering prepared lines? we have a build up to the campaign and then we turn and say we have an hour and a half. >> it is an hour and a half unfiltered. we get lies in 30 second ads. we get lies -- >> step up. >> they have been preparing to deliv
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